Join us for our July First Friday event:
featuring fabric art by Sharon Bottle-Souva and
metalwork jewelry by Dana Blythe Stenson.
Friday July 5 from 5 to 9 PM
Meet the artists and enjoy live music and refreshments!
The title "Traversing Impermanence" emerged from a conversation between Sharon and myself (Dana) over lunch. While at first it may seem abstract, it encompasses many of the material and philosophical explorations we both have taken on in our work, and for that matter, in our lives. From the online dictionary:
traverse: v. to travel or pass across, over or through
impermanence: n. the quality or state of being impermanent
Many artists explore these ideas in their art. For some of us, myself included, art is a way of creating something permanent and lasting, an expression of ourselves and our time, perhaps an heirloom to ourlast our mortal lives. Metal is my chosen medium; I love it's permanence, the potential for my metalwork to be cherished long after I have faded away. Fabric is also durable, but at the same time soft, and moveable. It accepts dye, and can be made, changed, and remade, while taking on the creativity of the artist. Sharon's quilts beautifully demonstrate the endless possibilities of color, texture, and expression that fabric can take on. Exploring themes of life, journeys, metamorphosis, and rebirth, our work contiues to evolve. Join us next Friday!